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Human Resources

Compensation Plan

Date: January 2009

Bowdoin College’s staff compensation philosophy is to offer a highly competitive total compensation (wages and benefits) package that attracts, retains and motivates individuals who enable the College to achieve its mission.

The College maintains a job classification and compensation structure including a College–wide career band framework that reflects how people work and is easy to understand. The basic purpose of the plan is to ensure as far as possible that all employees are paid competitively, and our benefits compare favorably to local employers and peer institutions

Additional guiding principles of the compensation plan include:
• An employee’s pay will not be capped due to being paid over the pay band maximum.
• The College will review the pay bands on a regular basis
• The College will follow all federal regulations including the Fair Labor Standards Act to determine exemption status.

The complete structure can be found under Staff Compensation and Job Classification Structure.